Kentucky ASLA Annual Conference 2014 Featured Speakers

A listing of speakers for the upcoming Annual Conference in Louisville, KY:

Friday – March 7th
Daniel H. Jones
Chairman and CEO 21st century Parks
Mr. Jones will give a summary and update on The Parklands of Floyds Fork, one of the largest fully funded metropolitan parks projects in the country, and one of the few “Olmstedian” park systems currently being designed in America today. The talk will also present a distillation of the principles of the design and planning of public space, using examples from The Parklands.
Saturday – March 8th
ANNETTE WILKUS
Founding Principal of SiteWorks Landscape Architecture (New York, New York)
Annette will be speaking about her experience collaborating with other firms on well-known projects in the greater NYC area (i.e. Highline) and providing design implementation for these projects.
ROB HUTCHESON
Vice President of EDSA (Orlando, Florida)
Rob will be speaking about his experience working on the Design & Implementation of specific projects he is responsible for at EDSA.
ANDREW FOX & DR. RYAN HARGROVE
Asst. Professor of Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina) Andy will be speaking about hands-on implementation of projects with his students, with a design-build focus on sustainable/green infrastructure projects.
ERIN HATHAWAY & CHARLIE HOWE
Associate Designer at Great Ecology, (Lexington, KY/New York, New York)
Designing for Function and Resiliency: Using Science to Enhance Habitats and Influence Aesthetics Learn how a thorough site assessment and strong baseline ecological data can help inform design decisions. This presentation will illustrate how well defined design priorities will help to determine the scope of field analysis aide in the discovery of how tools like the Evaluation of Planned Wetlands can help quantify the future function of a designed system and describe how to design for a dynamic system rather than a static end result.
DAVID KAREM
Executive Director at the Waterfront Development Corporation
Mr. Karem will be speaking about the history, initial planning & design for the Waterfront Park; implementation of the various phases of the Hargreaves Associates Master Plan; and current, ongoing activities of the WDC. There will be special emphasis in his discussion on the public input and themes that gave direction to the development of the Master Plan.
GARY PEPPER
Director of Facilities at the Waterfront Development Corporation
Mr. Pepper will give conference attendees a unique on-site presentation with the ability to see firsthand specific elements of the waterfront park system, including flood control, infrastructure and site remediation challenges faced and how they were overcome; as well as the history and details of the design implementation for the parks 3 phases; and ongoing design, construction & maintenance activities at the park. A special treat for attendees will be an introduction to Ed Hamilton, artist/sculptor of the Lincoln statue at the Waterfront Park’s Lincoln Memorial.